Wasdale Head Inn Cumbria

“Famous climbing inn at the head of Wasdale, spectacularly sited below Scafell Pike with magnificent views. Satisfy your stomach with hearty pub food or enjoy the finer things in the wood-panelled Dining Room. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable and all boast breathtaking views. ”

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“England’s deepest lake, Wastwater, lies just below; its highest peak, Scafell Pike, towers above. The setting of this famous climber’s inn is bleak but magnificent, and the traditional interior, though fairly simple, is more comfortable than you might imagine. There is a panelled dining room, two bars adorned with a fine collection of climbing photographs, and a cosy, family-style sitting room. The food suits hearty appetites, especially the breakfasts.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“Welcome to the world-famous Wasdale Head Inn - the birthplace of climbing - dramatically surrounded by England's tallest mountains, making it the finest base for walking and climbing.
The Inn is situated at the head of remote and unspoiled Wasdale, and if you are seeking the superlative this is where you will find it. England's highest mountain, the deepest lake, the smallest Church, and the original world's biggest liar can all be found in this tranquil corner of the Lake District.”

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Facilities

Shops
The Barn Door Shop offers everything the walker, climber & camper could need.
Parking
Towelling robes
Free wifi
Fireplace
Bar
Wifi
Garden
Self catering to rent
7 self catering apartments
Restaurant
Satellite / Cable TV
Sitting Room
Child friendly
Pet friendly
Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation

Activities

Climbing
At the foot of England's highest mountain
Great walks
Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
Learning
Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
Wildlife Area
This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.
Sights nearby
The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.

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12 rooms from $78 per night

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Recommended for

Great walks
Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
Views
All bedrooms have stunning views of Wasdale
Climbing
At the foot of England's highest mountain
Active Holiday
Surrounded by England's tallest mountains, this is the perfect base for walking and climbing.

Activities

Learning
Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
Sights nearby
The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.
Wildlife Area
This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.

Other highlights

Free wifi
Secluded setting
Remote
Owner managed
Quiet
Less £
Literary
Over the years Wasdale has played host to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Dickens.
Outstanding location
Full of character
Intimate
Charming
Hills & mountains
Restaurant
Self catering to rent
7 self catering apartments
Landmark
Historic
Inn
Antiques
Pet friendly
Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation
Child friendly
Wellbeing
Traditional
House party feel

Hotel size

12 rooms, 7 villas
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